lake trout


: any of various trout and salmon found in lakes
especially : mackinaw trout

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web If your diet doesn't consist of a lot of oily fish such as salmon, cod, sardines, lake trout, and herring, taking a fish oil supplement can be quite beneficial. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 4 Apr. 2022 But in the 1980s, sport fishermen illegally released lake trout into Yellowstone Lake. Christie Wilcox, Discover Magazine, 17 Apr. 2014 In Lake Superior, whitefish and yellow perch can be eaten up to once a month, but lake trout should only be consumed once a month. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 18 July 2022 From 1969 through 2000, the sport harvest averaged 49,401 lake trout, according to DNR data. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 30 Oct. 2022 The sea lamprey grows to about 16-18 inches on average in the Great Lakes and prefers lake trout but will feed on a variety of fish, including sturgeon, perch, walleye and bass. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 7 July 2022 Paxson, Summit and Tangle lakes are always excellent for lake trout in October until freeze-up. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Oct. 2022 Several species could be present at any time, including brown trout, coho salmon, lake trout, steelhead (rainbow trout) and chinook salmon. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 11 Sep. 2022 Lake Michigan historically had two top predator fish, the lake trout and the burbot. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 11 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lake trout was in 1668

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“Lake trout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

lake trout

: any of various trout and salmon found in lakes
especially : mackinaw trout

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